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John Pear

Lifelong resident of Los Altos and Mountain View

Passed away April 7th. He was the son of one of Mountain View's pioneer families, Martin and Milica Pear, who emigrated from Croatia and is preceded in death by his brother Joe. He was born on a ranch in Mountain View and resided in Los Altos. He graduated from Mountain View High School where he excelled in football and went on to play for San Jose State. After a tour of duty in the US Army in Berlin, Germany, he became a contractor whose crew worked on many Silicon Valley commercial and residential projects, including his own developments. He was a member of the MV Historical Association Napredak Club, Native Sons, and SIRS.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Edna, and his loving sons Mark and Matt.

A Memorial Mass will be held on April 13th, 10:30 am at St. William Church, 611 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the .
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 12, 2011
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